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India’s first wind project commissioned in Gujarat

India’s first wind project has been commissioned in the State of Gujarat. The 30MW project was awarded to ENGIE on a Build Own Operate (BOO) model in December 2017. It was issued by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), the State’s distribution company, under a 25-year PPA at a tariff of INR 2.44/KWhr through completive bidding and e-reverse auction. The project, located near Tithwa and Pachdwarka villa ...

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ASEAN’s Renewable Energy challenges

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has set an ambitious target of securing 23 percent of its primary energy from renewable sources by 2025 as energy demand in the region is expected to grow by 50 percent. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), this objective entails a “two-and-a-half-fold increase in the modern renewable energy share compared to 2014.” With the rapid ...

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ASEAN’s Path for Sustainable Infrastructure

The October announcement by Singapore’s Infrastructure Asia, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to develop bankable green infrastructure projects across Southeast Asia is a positive move. We now need industry players to step up to ensure the demand for infrastructure investment is realised. The case for sustainable development across Southeast Asia is irrefutable given the region is increasingly and disp ...

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Iberdrola build 320MW Hybrid wind and solar plant in Australia

Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola is set to expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region by developing new 320MW hybrid wind and solar plant in South Australia. The facility will be built at a site located near Adelaide and is expected to commence commercial operations by 2021. Iberdrola renewable energy director Xabier Viteri said that there is ‘tremendous potential’ for growth in renewable powe ...

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Fukushima to be reborn as Wind & Solar Hub worth $2.7bn

Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, devastated during the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, is looking to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, Nikkei has learned. A plan is under way to develop 11 solar power plants and 10 wind power plants in the prefecture, on farmlands that cannot be cultivated anymore and mountainous areas from where population outflows continue. The total cost is ...

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Ingeteam reaches 1GW in the first year of its Indian wind facility

Chennai, India, November 5, 2019. Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, has reached 1GW of production output within the first year of operations at its production facility in India. The company, which recently expanded this new facility, continues to implement its growth plans in the Indian wind energy sector. Ingeteam established its new cutti ...

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Asia to be World Leader in Wind Energy by 2050

Asia is set to become the world leader in the wind energy over the next few decades and "dominate" both the onshore and offshore wind power industries, said a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Monday (Oct 21). According to the report Future of Wind, Asia will by 2050 account for more than half of all onshore and more than 60 per cent of all offshore wind power installations ...

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Wind Energy in South East Asia

There is no better time than now for wind power to step up the energy transition and to define our role in the future energy system: the cost reduction of wind energy, the improvement of the efficiencies and reliability of wind turbines and the mounting threat of the climate imperatives are making the case for wind energy.  Following the events during the UN Climate Action Summit in New York last month, the ...

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Denmark to assist Vietnam with Offshore Wind

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) of Vietnam have initiated a partnership with the purpose of mapping the potential for offshore wind off the coast of Vietnam. The Southeast Asian nation needs to invest billions in its future energy production to accommodate growing national demand. A high-level Vietnamese delegation is currently on a study tour to the ...

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First order for 200 MW supply contract in China for the Siemens Gamesa 4.X platform

The company will install 42 units of the Siemens Gamesa 4.X platform, with 145 metres rotor and unit rating reaching 4.8 MWThis is the second contract that SGRE has received from the local independent power producer Xinjiang TBEACommissioning is expected before the end of 2020 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) continues to grow its business in China with the first contract to supply the Siemens Gamesa ...

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